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• Boston’s Public Improvement Commission has approved a request by the Red Sox to change the name of Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park, named after former owner Tom Yawkey (1933-1976), back to its original name, Jersey Street, following allegations about Yawkey (who died in 1976) being a racist. According to the Red Sox, “Today’s vote is an important step in our ongoing effort to make Fenway Park a place where everyone feels welcome.”

• Dale Earnhardt Jr. has written a book, Racing to the Finish: My Story, scheduled to be released Oct. 16. He calls it a “candid, first-person account of what seemed at first as a minor racing accident but ultimately forced life-changing decisions.”

• The NBA has signed a multi-year deal with Perform Media that will see the digital sports content-#media group manage the NBA’s official Web sites in 15+ international markets, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico and Spain. The NBA said it has 20 such localized sites

• The Drone Racing League has expended its presence in France with  a 2018 race in France at the Allianz Riviera stadium and a media partnership with Groupe AB. DRL has also signed an extension of the Allianz title partnership of the DRL Championship Race Series for an additional five years.

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1. Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield QB (Oklahoma) Cleveland Browns
2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley RB (Penn State)
3. New York Jets: San Darold QB (ISC)
4. Cleveland Browns: Denzel Ward CB (Ohio State)
5. Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb DE (NC State)
6. Indianapolis Colts: Quentin Nelson G (Notre Dame)
7. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen QB (Wyoming)
8. Chicago Bears: Roquan Smith LB (Georgia)
9. San Francisco 49ers: Mike McGlinchey OT (Notre Dame)
10. Arizona Cardinals: Josh Rosen QB (UCLA)

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Mar142014

Burger King Enters Its First March Madness As NCAA Partner With Royal Campaign

By Barry Janoff

March 14, 2014: In its first March Madness men's basketball tournament as an official partner of the NCAA, Burger King is hitting the court running with a multi-platform activation that will go heavy on social media and focus around a campaign that enables people to "Watch Like a King."

As the official burger of the NCAA and Final Four, Burger King said that its campaign would give people the opportunity to enhance their Big Dance experience by offering prizes including $100 Burger King Crown Cards, mobile phone projectors, flat screen TVs from NCAA partner LG, tickets to the NCAA Final Four and a chance to "meet a basketball legend."

“At Burger King, we’re rooted in feeding our guests great-tasting food the way they want it, when they want it – and our 'Watch Like a King' campaign is based on that same notion," Eric Hirschhorn, CMO North America for Burger King Worldwide, said in a statement. "We want to upgrade the fan watching experience."

The fast-feeder is directing people through a marketing campaign to tweet the reason(s) they feel they deserve to watch the basketball games like a king. Winning entires will be selected now through April 7. (Details here.)

An intro commercial follows a guy in his office whose quest to watch March Madness causes havoc among his co-workers, disrupts an important meeting and even creates a mess in the lunch room. It works out for him when the Burger King hands him tickets to a game. (See the full spot here.)

A second commercial breaks this weekend starring Chris Webber, former Michigan State and NBA star and current basketball commentator and analyst. In addition to the "Watch Like a King" push, Webber will support the limited Burger King Final Four 2 for $5 menu offering at participating Burger King locations.

According to Webber, “What fuels the players on the court is the passion of the fans and Burger King gets that. Being part of the Burger King 'Watch Like a King' campaign and having the opportunity to reward fans for their fandom is an amazing experience."

Among the early responses to the Burger King request at its Twitter site, which comes with the hash tag #WatchLikeAKing, on why people want to watch like a king:

"Because I watched the kids while my wife had a ladies' night out instead of watching my alma mater's basketball game."

"I deserve to #WatchLikeAKing because March Madness is my Christmas, birthday, New Year and every holiday in one."

"Because my kids are always watching cartoons! I need to #WatchLikeaKing and get some #metime."

“We know March Madness is about the fans, games and of course the student-athletes, so we’re celebrating by partnering with the NCAA to provide the fan base with a viewing experience fit for a king," said Hirschhorn.

The year-round partnership with the NCAA includes Burger King sponsorships of all 89 NCAA championships, including the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Official NCAA corporate champions are AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola. In addition to Burger King and LG, official corporate partners are Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever and UPS.

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